Siemens Mobility Adlershof

GERMANY: Siemens Mobility is to relocate the development and production activities currently undertaken at its Berlin Treptow signalling and train control factory to a new facility in the Adlershof science and technology park from 2025.

The 150 staff at the company’s existing development department in Adlershof will also transfer to the new building, bringing together 1 200 employees with 15 000 m² of office, conference and networking space and a similar amount of production and storage space.

The building on Wagner-Régeny-Strasse at WISTA Management’s Adlershof technology park is being constructed by BEOS AG, which has a 65-year leasehold agreement with the Land of Berlin.

‘We’re giving the thumbs-up to Berlin Adlershof by investing a double-digit million sum in our future at this location’, said Eva Scherer, CFO of Siemens Mobility’s Rail Infrastructure division, on April 13. ‘This strategic decision is based not least on the business prospects offered by the Digitale Schiene Deutschland programme. The new building will give us the ideal conditions in which to develop and produce the innovative rail technology required to digitalise rail both in Germany and around the globe. Our employees can look forward to exciting projects in a modern working environment.’

Governing Mayor of Berlin Franziska Giffey said the transfer from Treptow shows that Adlershof ‘is an attractive location for innovation, and that products “made in Berlin” are competitive on the international stage’. Suggesting that ‘Berlin is already well-positioned in the field of digital rail’, she said Siemens Mobility’s move would be ‘a milestone for Berlin as a location for further forward-looking technologies.’